About Leith Peterson

Leith Peterson has worked as a writer, researcher, presenter, tutor and archives consultant.  She has lived in Vancouver, Yellowknife, Timmins and Sudbury, but has returned to her roots in London Ontario.

The autobiography she is currently working on will concentrate on her two generations of experience with aboriginal issues (her late parents initially got involved in 1958).  She worked in native organizations in Southern and Northern Ontario and the Northwest Territories, primarily during the 1975 to 1987 period.

Her autobiography will explore how her views have changed and why she thinks certain policies in this area need to be reconsidered.  She is semi-retired and currently only considering assignments that relate to the subject matter of her book.

Education and Training

• Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree, Western University*
• Canadian Studies B.A., Laurentian University
• Professional Certificate in Creative Writing, Western University* Continuing Studies
• Post-Appointment Core Training Program certificate, Archives Association of Ontario (AAO)
• Have also completed 11 advanced and specialized workshops through the AAO
• Fanshawe College Library Technician diploma

Writing Accomplishments

• Professional member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC)
• Has written primarily about Canada and Canadian issues, aboriginal issues and biography
• Has completed contracts with two international publishers
• Her articles have appeared in national, regional, and local magazines and newspapers
• Corporate projects have included her research reports
• Her four produced plays have explored historical and cross-cultural themes

*Western University (in London, Ontario) was formally called the University of Western Ontario